Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: 14304 Niagara Falls
Well here's what I've always done. I just coast into my parking spot with the clutch in and stick in neutral. Using the regular brakes to actually stop. Shut it off, move my left foot from the clutch to the e-brake, and set the e-brake. Last thing is to shift it into 1st. I find that most trannies will go right in if it was coasted into your parking spot. Most likely because of the swirling oil in them, lines everything up.
I actually forgot to put it in gear the other day and it rolled off on me while I was in the store. The parking lot has a bit of slope just for drainage. Nothing you could actually see, but it was just enough. My brakes are new on all 4 corners, and I've had the e-brake recall. So I decided that the jeep e-brakes are just plain weak, period full stop.